Friday, May 17, 2013

June 8: VNA Free Health Fair, Celebrate Good Health in Aurora, IL

AURORA, IL.  On Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., VNA Health Care is hosting “Celebrate Good Health” – a health fair for men and women.
“Since women are usually the ones making the social plans for the family, we are encouraging the women to bring the men in their life to our party,” says Cheryl O’Donoghue, Vice-President of Human Resources & Marketing and Chief Communications Officer. “The event features a series of energizing 10-minute fitness sessions (such as chair aerobics and line dancing), health screenings, a DJ, food samples, raffles and a variety of wellness and lifestyle presentations.  The focus of this event is on making healthy choices fun!”

The health fair takes place at VNA Health Care, 400 N. Highland Avenue in Aurora. Spanish translators will be available. No appointments are needed to attend this free, public event.  
Celebrate Good Health
June 8, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Healthy cooking demonstration by Deepa Deshmukh, MS, RD, LDN offered at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • “3 easy steps to Diabetes Management and Prevention” –presented by Sandra Meister, MS, RD, LDN offered at10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
  • DJ Jeremy from “A DJ for You” will keep the energy level high and announce raffle winners every 15 minutes.
  • 10-minute fitness classes offered by local instructors, including Zumba-Lite session, Line Dancing instruction, and Chair exercise/beginner fitness. Offered every 30 minutes.
  • Free tastings and samples of healthy lunch and snacks options from The Corner Bakery and other vendors.
  • Complimentary chair massage offered by Dr. Houston Brown and other local massage therapists.
  • Complimentary Health Tests including blood pressure and body fat.
  • Sign up for free mammograms (for uninsured and low-income women through VNA’s Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program)

     For additional information on  Celebrate Good Health!  community members can contact Amy Downing at 630-482-8113

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